Torsion Number

One of a set of numbers defined in terms of an invariant generated by the finite cyclic covering spaces of a knot complement. The torsion numbers for knots up to 9 crossings were cataloged by Reidemeister (1948).

See also

Knot Invariant

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Reidemeister, K. Knotentheorie. New York: Chelsea, 1948.Rolfsen, D. "Torsion Numbers." §6A in Knots and Links. Wilmington, DE: Publish or Perish Press, pp. 145-146, 1976.

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